RetroRadio's Back In The Day

RetroRadio's Back In The Day

Tuesdays - 6AM until 9AM

Fridays - 7PM until 11PM (featuring "Let The Record Show" from 10-11PM with nothing but vinyl

Steve Nicholas

Born and raised in Bergen County NJ, attended and graduated from the

Metropolitan (Teaneck) campus at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Class of 1983.

He is very pleased and honored to return home at WFDU-FM, where on

“RetroRadio's Back In The Day” you can hear the wonderful classic pop music from those decades that the "other" oldies station doesn't play anymore.

You'll hear well produced, great songs from all artists:  famous, infamous, and forgotten, all interspersed with stories of whimsy, trivia, theme songs, commercials,  and pop culture. Reminisce, remember, and recall the past every Tuesday morning, at 9AM.

One of the things I enjoy the most is providing my listeners and audience that something extra – a forgotten tune, untold story, lost artist or special remembrance along with sharing the passion for the music and its beloved history. You never know what you may hear next.

Steve began his broadcasting career in 1979 at WFDU-AM, and did regular weekly shows through 1983, and served as the station’s business manager from 1980-1981 and its general manager from 1981- 1983.

Outside the station, Steve is a lifelong devoted New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets fan, avid reader of biographies, current events and historical accounts, and animal enthusiast, and enjoys walking his two Welsh Terriers, Drake and Julia.



Latest from WFDU General Manager, Kenny O'Boyle

Hello everyone! 

I hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and managing okay during these unprecedented times.

I wanted to give you all an update, but unfortunately there is not much to update you on. The question I get more than any other from our staff and listeners is, “When will WFDU be able to resume normal, live programming?” Unfortunately, I do not have an answer to this question. Logically, I would have to assume that WFDU Staff will not be allowed back inside the station until the government stay at home restrictions are lifted. Who knows when that will be? Even when those restrictions are lifted, it’s still ultimately up to the university.

What can we do and what are we doing?

We are now accepting new material and recordings of past shows for our programs on HD2 and will begin airing those ASAP 

I speak on behalf of the entire staff and I’m sure many of you too when I say we all can’t wait to return to normal. We all miss doing our shows and most of all, interacting with you! Please be patient. We all have to be. 

I very much appreciate all of the listeners that have reached out via email, phone or Facebook. Overwhelmingly, the messages are positive and appreciative that WFDU is still on the air even in this limited capacity. It warms my heart to hear that WFDU can be a source of comfort during all of this.  

If you would like to reach out with any comments, questions or concerns, please do.

Phone: 201-692-2806 (Leave a message)

Keep listening and thanks for supporting WFDU!


- Kenny